Dr. Mar Fernández Vázquez-Noguerol, representing ADINGOR-Young

Dr. Mar Fernández Vázquez-Noguerol, representing ADINGOR-Young

Dear Attendees,

On behalf of ADINGOR-Young, I would like to welcome to “The 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management» and the “XXVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización (cio2022)”, to held in Toledo, Spain, July 7th – 8th, 2022. The Conference constitutes one of the most relevant academic events in the field of Engineering Management, both because of its long trajectory and renowned prestige, and it will be co-organized by Castilla-La Mancha University (UCLM), Ingenium Group and ADINGOR.

ADINGOR-Young is a group of young people belonging to ADINGOR (Association for the Development of Engineering Management) who meet the following requirements: researchers under the age of 40, linked to the area of Engineering Management, regardless of their academic position and not enjoying a stable position at university. This research group is born with the objective of creating a common space where young researchers from Spain linked to the field of Engineering Management can share their experiences, needs and concerns.

The cornerstones of ADINGOR young are three:

  • Teaching: promotion of teaching innovation (new technologies, online teaching, gamification, engagement), as well the updating of curricula to meet market demands and the challenges of the future.
  • Research: Foster and boost frontier research in the field of Engineering Management, with a special focus on young researchers at the beginning of their academic career (predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows).
  • Knowledge transfer: Promote scientific knowledge transfer in the field of Engineering Management, i.e., the delivery of current management-related research findings to industry and public administrations.

One of the main lines of work of ADINGOR-Young is devoted to increasing the presence of young researchers in the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management (ICIEIM) and Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización (CIO), and to the holding of specific workshops within its framework. It is important to highlight the importance of the participation of young researchers and teachers in this type of congress to promote their skills. In this regard, ADINGOR-Young makes special emphasis on the need to share experiences, lessons learned and guides to good practices, organizing and supporting various events to that end. At present, we are conducting specific actions aimed at increasing the presence of young researchers at these conferences.

I have no doubt that this will be a good experience, that you will enjoy the ICIEIM-CIO -2022 conference. We will all have good memories of it because it is the perfect forum to disseminate, to all branches of academy and industry, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories, and practices in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. As a result, the Conference will promote links between researchers and professionals from different branches, to improve an interdisciplinary perspective of engineering and industrial management.